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Composer of “Wimbo wa Historia” Enoch Ondego is dead

The composer of Kenya’s patriotic song Wimbo wa Historia Enoch Ondego has died at the age of 90 in his Kisauni home.

Ondego died a poor man on 26th of February in Mombasa but the family has not been able to raise the money to pay his hospital bills.

Born on 21st February 1930, Enock Ondego was a prominent Kenyan songwriter, singer, author nationalist, founder of the Mwakigwena Choir Group and most notable for his biography, The Life Of Mzee Ondego, published by the Kwani trust, and his two songs: Wimbo huu ni wimbo wa historia (This is a song of history) and Kenya ni nchi ya ajabu (Kenya is a wonderful country). Mwakigwena Choir used to perform for the then president Jomo Kenyatta in the late 1970s.

May his soul Rest in Peace.

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